Andriy Shevchenko, as a member of the World XI, won in a charity match — part of the proceeds will go to Ukrainian children
The annual Charity fundraiser Soccer Aid was held at the London Stadium, taking place in the format of England against the World XI — the two teams formed by both former footballers and pop stars. The funds from the charity match will be donated to UNICEF to support children around the world.
According to the organizers, some of the funds from the game in 2022 will be transferred to the needs of children in Ukraine. Ukrainian football player Andriy Shevchenko played for the World XI. Before the match started, Olympic sprint legend Usain Bolt entered the football field with a blue-and-yellow captain’s armband and handed it over to Andriy Shevchenko.
In total, the game raised £ 15,673 million for charity, the largest funding amount for Soccer Aid.